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News from ESC 2018: Not all HDL cholesterol is cardioprotective

October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

News from ESC 2018: Not all HDL cholesterol is cardioprotective

BJC Staff

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European Society of Cardiology congress 2018, held in Munich This study, conducted as part of the Emory Cardiovascular Biobank, investigated the relationship between HDL cholesterol levels and the risk of heart attack and death in 5,965 individuals, most of whom had heart disease. The average age of participants was 63 years and 35% were female. Participants were divided into five groups according to their HDL cholesterol level: less than 30 mg/dl (0.78 mmol/L), 31–40 mg/dl (0.8–1 mmol/L); 41–50 mg/dl (1.1–1.3 mmol/L); 51–60 mg/dl (1.3–1.5 mmol/L); and greater than 60 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L). During a median follow-up of four years, 76

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October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

European Society of Cardiology 2018 Congress in briefs

BJC Staff

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European Society of Cardiology congress 2018, held in Munich Other news from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 Not all HDL cholesterol is cardioprotective COMMANDER HF: rivaroxaban in heart failure… …and in VTE in the MARINER trial Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant? Several new guidelines from the ESC were announced at the meeting: ESC guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy, first published in 2011, have been updated with a second edition in 2018 2018 ESC/EACTS (European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) guidelines on myocardial revascularisation 2018 ES

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